Sermons on Epiphany
Inspired by the unanswered question that begins (John 1:29-42) and ends the Gospel of John, Father Jeff takes a musical survey of what the congregation is looking for.
Father Jeff Paul talks about how the Karma Box, the ministry to people experiencing homelessness in Night Off the Streets, and stories from the books below show how we can follow Jesus to John and Keep Things Right. Based on Matthew 3:13-17 click the reference to read or listen to Deacon Betty read it at the beginning of our recording. More information about the books referenced in the sermon are at the end of this post. It is always good…
Father Jeff compares the Time of Herod and the Shepherd of Israel as the magi (hundreds of them?!) come to visit. We begin with Isaiah 60:1-6. We have a different reading of Matthew 2:1-12 that linked here in the recording as part of the Godly Play exhibition of the Gospel. Below is a portion of the poem Kindness and a trailer for The Two Popes movie that Father Jeff shared in the message Before you learn the tender gravity of…
The kind of transformation that we are invited to partake in with God and God’s people requires being in proximity with people, a close relationship with folks over time. The scripture is from Luke 9:28-36
Father Jeff reveals there are no cliffs in Nazareth. He talks about the difference between collective memory and recorded history. At the end of the recording, there are some comments and questions that have been skipped because the congregation cannot be heard, we were able to keep Father Jeff’s responses. You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture references here: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:21-30 or listen to the gospel in our recording below.
Father Jeff talks about how Jesus signs up for God’s plan of mending all that is broken. You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture references here: Nehemiah 8:1-10 and Luke 4:14-21 or listen to the gospel in our recording.
Father Jeff talks about how miracles come after folks do some work and how St. Peters people show up for miracle work.
Father’s Jeff talks about humility that leads us to recognize God’s work in us, in others and in all of creation and join God in restorative justice. John St. Hilaire is outed as Jesus during this message. You can read the scripture by clicking on Luke 3:18-22 and listen to it read in the recording.
Father Jeff talks about his religious journey today and what a bad atheist he was. Included are quotes from Brian D. McLaren one of which is below. For centuries, Christianity has been presented as a system of beliefs. That system of beliefs has supported a wide range of unintended consequences, from colonialism to environmental destruction, subordination of women to stigmatization of LGBT people, anti-Semitism to Islamophobia, clergy pedophilia to white privilege. What would it mean for Christians to rediscover their…